23.24.23 - Mark
I know a couple people who suffer from a world of warcrack addiction, or at least did. I completly understand the addiction, Blizzard makes kick ass video games. I've been known to play Starcraft for insanly long periods of time, and the only reason I'm not nursing a WoW addiction is because I'm not a huge fan of MMORPGs.
I'm being reminded of what that addiction feels like tho'. I installed EV Nova on one of my Macs earlier this week, and I've sunk at least 24 hours of time into it (probably more, it doesn't have a game play clock and I've more or less lost track of what day it is). I've finished two of the six major plots, but because they're slightly evil, I need to start a new character for each plot, then get them a nice bank account and a decent ship while trying to navigate into the right story line (and I've covered the easiesst two.)
23.04.23 - Mark
Rather than hunting out all the April Fool's jokes out there I've wasted most of today playing old video games (and moving a pile of 1970's reject carpet from the basement to the curb).
I don't know of anyone around my age who doesn't have fond memories of playing Oregon Trail. I almost forgot how long it takes to play, but after a couple hours I finished the trail with a score just shy of 12,000 (which on my copy was 3rd place.)
After that I had intended on playing the hyperaddictive Escape Velocity (my first shareware purchase, when they sent out registrations via postcard. Think I still have that one too) but didn't want to mess with getting it onto a working computer, so went off to download the sequel Escape Velocity: Nova and in the process got site tracked by Uplink and played that for several hours. If you couldn't tell, I'm addicted to Ambrosia Software products, and have been for over 10 years. Not that that's a bad thing
The nostalgia is almost enought to make me forget about moving carpet. Almost